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Will Manny Pacquiao's political career be derailed by his biggest fans?
By Scott Heritage, Examiner.com, 29 Nov 2009
At the end of his illustrious boxing career, which will be concluded after his next two fights, Manny Pacquiao will step away from the ring and become a full time politician.
Here comes the disclaimer: Obviously growing up in Britain and now living in Pittsburgh, I know very little about the intr Read Full Story >>>
By Joaquin Henson, The Philippine Star, 29 Nov 2009
When challenger Sonny Boy Jaro was dispatched in a single round by WBA lightflyweight champion Giovanni Segura in Merida, Mexico, a week ago, it wasn’t the first time a Filipino figured in a world title fight that lasted inside three minutes.
In boxing history, the records show that Filipin Read Full Story >>>
A tale of two champions
By Jingo Quijano, Sun.Star Cebu, 29 Nov 2009
ONE became champion unexpectedly, which was a pleasant surprise to fight fans parched and eager for an infusion of new blood to our nation’s boxing pedigree.
The other was groomed to become one even at the early stages of his career. He was fast and strong and his left hook was deadly. Yet Read Full Story >>>
A comeback? Pac it in! The name's Ricky not Rocky and there'll be no Hollywood ending
By Barry McGuigan, mirror.co.uk, 29 Nov 2009
I don't regret a thing in my career, not even retirement at 28.
Would Ricky Hatton say the same if he goes ahead with his comeback? It is not a wise move. Hatton has nothing to prove. He enjoyed a fine career as one of the most successful British boxers of all time.
He does not need the money Read Full Story >>>
No link seen between Manny Pacquiao, Tiger Woods crash
By Michael Marley, Examiner.com, 29 Nov 2009
I am convinced, despite whatever rumors you may hear, that Manny Pacquiao is not linked in any way, shape or form to the stunning news that Tiger Woods drives like Mike Tyson whenever trees and fire hydrants jump into his path.
Rachel Uchitel rdenies rumors, says she never "tees off" with Tig Read Full Story >>>
BATAWANG IS NEW WBO ASIA PACIFIC CHAMP!
By Salven L. Lagumbay, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
Bert Batawang of the SGG Stable proved that age is not a hurdle as he impressively stopped Indonesia's Jack Amisa in five rounds to capture the WBO Asia Pacific 108-lb title.
The bout, which took place in Linyi, China, was supervised by the hard-working WBO Asia Pacific chairman Leon Panoncillo, Read Full Story >>>
BREAKING NEWS: DRAW ENABLES SO TO ADVANCE TO NEXT ROUND
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
Filipino chess prodigy Wesley So got a hard earned draw against 2007 World Chess Cup winner and former world title challenger Gata Kamsky of the U.S. in the second game of their mini-match of the third round of the 2009 World Chess Cup held in Khanty Mansiysk, Russia.
So already won the first g Read Full Story >>>
THE NINJA READY FOR ACTION TONIGHT: BATAWANG, AMISA MAKE WEIGHT
By Rene Bonsubre, Jr., PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
Cebu’s old warhorse Bert “The Ninja” Batawang made the 108 lb. weight limit during the official weigh-in yesterday at Bao Hua International Hotel in Guangdong, China. His opponent, Jack Amisa of Indonesia, also weighed 108 lbs. They will fight tonight for the vacant WBO Asia Pacific Jr. Flyweight ti Read Full Story >>>
LUMACAD-MONTES WBC YOUTH TITLE FIGHT ‘LIVE’
By Ronnie Nathanielsz, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
The WBC’s Suljos TV will have a “live” feed of the battle between Filipino super flyweight Fernando Lumacad and Mexico’s Juan Jose “Goofy” Montes on Sunday morning Manila Time.
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Boxing's climax: Pacquiao vs Mayweather (p 1)
By Marv Dumon, Examiner.com, 28 Nov 2009
Continuing Coverage: ( updated Nov 26, 2009 )
The following series was originally published in early spring 2009. Part 1 and Part 2 are updated given the developments that transpire Read Full Story >>>
Stronger, faster - Ana "The Hurricane" Julaton goes for a second World Title
By Joseph Pimentel, Asian Journal, 28 Nov 2009
She is armed with a fresh, open, inviting smile. She has flowing, straight black hair and a lean physique that suggests she might be in modeling or in the entertainment field. She is shy by nature but rises to the occasion when asked to speak in front of a crowd.
She is… Ana "The Hurricane" Read Full Story >>>
Montoya’s Friday Mailbag
By Gabriel Montoya, SecondsOut.com, 28 Nov 2009
Happy belated Turkey Day, fight fans. We have takes on Andre Ward and the art of holding, Floyd vs. Manny and a fantasy match-up from boxing heaven. Plus, Montoya’s Weekend Fight Picks.
What’s All the Hubbub, Bub?
Are you really that excited by Ward? He looked pretty averag Read Full Story >>>
Kevin Johnson: “I love watching Pacquiao!”
By Geoffrey Ciani, The Mushroom Mag, 28 Nov 2009
This week’s forty-ninth edition of On the Ropes featured exclusive interviews with Oleg Maskaev, Kevin Johnson, and Holly Holm. Highlighting this episode was the very interesting interview with former WBC heavyweight champion Oleg Maskaev. Maskaev is slated to take on Nagy Aguilera on December Read Full Story >>>
Inside Boxing: Suddenly, it's 'Money' who needs the big fight
By Bob Hanna, SouthCoastToday.com, 28 Nov 2009
Floyd "Money" Mayweather really has no choice now.
Prior to the Miguel Cotto-Manny Pacquiao fight, there was considerable doubt a Pacquiao-Mayweather showdown would ever happen. The modest Pacman felt, and still feels, no urgency to fight Mayweather simply because being No. 1 is not important to Read Full Story >>>
Shane Mosley gunning for Pacquiao, Mayweather and Cotto
By Scott Heritage, Examiner.com, 28 Nov 2009
Shane Mosley is a man on a mission, to defeat the remaining Welterweight champions and ensure his place among the all time greats of the division.
To manage this feat all he has to do is defeat two all time greats in Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, and beat his former conqueror in Miguel Cot Read Full Story >>>
Las Vegas Needs Pacquiao and Mayweather to Keep Economy Alive
By Leo Reyes, Digital Journal, 28 Nov 2009
Las Vegas is reeling from the global economic downturn and is struggling to keep its local economy afloat. The upcoming Pacquiao-Mayweather match could keep the local economy alive as Las Vegas tries to keep next year's mega fight on the strip
Las Vegas has been hit harder by recession than most p Read Full Story >>>
Denver Cuello impressive in retaining his WBC Int’l 105-lb title
By Epifanio M. Almeda, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
WBC International 105-lb champion Denver Cuello retained his title with a 4th round TKO over a game Mating Kilakil last night at the Ynares Gym in Binangonan, Rizal.
A thunderous left uppercut to the jaw dropped the chal Read Full Story >>>
WEIGHTS ARE IN FOR BUTE VS. ANDRADE II & FUNEKA VS. GUZMAN
PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
BUTE vs. ANDRADE
FUNEKA vs. GUZMAN
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Quebec City, Canada
HBO Boxing After Dark
MAIN EVENT - IBF SUPER MIDDLEWEIGHT TITLE - 12 ROUNDS
Lucian BUTE - 166.7 lbs vs. Librado ANDRADE - 166.8 lbs
CO-MAIN EVENT - VACANT IBF LIGHTWEIGHT TITLE - 12 ROUNDS
A Read Full Story >>>
The Counterpuncher vs The Southpaw
By Quentin Reed, Official Scorecard, 28 Nov 2009
So finally the match that the entire world has been wanting to see is about to occur in 2010? Say it ain’t so, I can remember just a few years ago this dream match was proposed all through internet forums and the majority of people said it was a mismatch. My how Manny Pacquiao has come along w Read Full Story >>>
WORLD CHESS CUP UPDATE: WESLEY SO OUTPLAYED KAMSKY, LEADS MATCH
By Salvador Lopez, PhilBoxing.com, 28 Nov 2009
(Special to PhilBoxing.com) At a time when Manny Pacquiao is shaking the boxing world with his spectacular ring exploits, Philippine chess teen sensation Wesley So continues to make waves in the chess scene by scoring yet another victory last night against Gata Kamsky of the U.S. in the first game o Read Full Story >>>